CV For Immigration – Immigrant Job Tools Part 1

By Zarelsie Van Der Merwe on Oct 26,2016

Building Networks & Relationships, CV & Resumes, Job Hunting, LinkedIn Strategies

This video will be Part 1 of 3 videos about the absolute vital and crucial tools for immigrant job seekers. We will discuss your specific CV for immigration, your unique immigrant’s LinkedIn profile and your network of connections in your new country.

The 3 tools that I will be discussing in these three videos are central in your success of finding a job as an immigrant, especially if you are still in your old country.

They need to be used TOGETHER to be effective and to make sure that you don’t miss out on either of these vital tools.

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So, without further ado, let’s get these 3 tools for immigrant job seekers.

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3 Tools for Immigrant Job seekers

First let me explain what they are and why they need to be used collectively to be effective.

These 3 tools for immigrant job seekers, are your

strategic immigrant’s CV – which is a specific cv for immigration,
unique immigrant’s LinkedIn profile
• your networks and relationships with connections in your new country

You absolutely need to have ALL 3 these things set up, specifically for immigrants and using either one of them in isolation is probably not going to get you a job as an immigrant.

You can learn more about how these 3 tools fit into a proper, structured job finding plan for an immigrant, at our free online workshops.

It the most common question I get from people I help, that they have put their CV onto job banks and they have sent dozens of CV’s to apply for jobs in their new country and have failed and there is a reason for that, they have used only their CV and it is the worst thing you can do as an immigrant job seeker. You have about a 1% chance of success doing it like that.

You must absolutely use them in a package and then also each part of that package needs to be tailored for immigrant job seekers specifically and in this 3-part series, I am going to take you through each of those parts of the package.

The reason for that is that they support each other and I teach them all three in the comprehensive Q-Jumper Factor program.

The CV create your credentials; the LinkedIn profile promote your credentials and market you and the CV to the world and the network and relationships see and trust your CV and LinkedIn profile and that is where your job offers will come from.

So, let’s start with the strategic immigrant’s CV, which is a CV specifically design as a CV for immigration.

We all pretty much have a CV, but not all CV’s are created equal.

You see, as an immigrant job seeker, you must compete with people from all over the world as well as the locals in your new country for that job, therefore you need a CV that will get you to the front of that job queue. That is called a Strategic Immigrant’s CV.

In our program, the Do-It-Yourself Strategic Immigrant’s CV Creator program, you will be able to get your hands on in depth training about how to put that CV for immigration together yourself, and you don’t have to pay someone else to do it.

Or, we can create one for you:

Your CV for immigration

There are basically 3 key things about a Strategic CV:

1. First, it needs to be strategic. What does that mean? It means that it needs to be written with the reader in mind, in other words, the recruiter or employer of that job you are applying for. You need to give them exactly what they are asking for in the job description of that job, nothing more, nothing less. Not your date of birth or your mother’s maiden name or your religious beliefs, just your skills, experience and qualifications that they are looking for and it needs to match the requirements of the job that can be found in the job description.

2. Second, a specific CV for immigration needs to transfer that key information – the skills, experience and qualifications that they are looking for, to them in just 6 seconds. That is right – you only have 6 seconds to impress them and get to the front of that job queue – otherwise, you are out! Therefore, that key information needs to be pretty much where their eyes fall naturally when they scan a CV in front of them – the middle of the first page, so they can see it instantly, within 6 seconds.

3. Third, once they are hooked by your key information, they would want to see supporting information like more detail about your experience and you need to give that to them in succinct, coherent supporting information that is no more than 1-2 pages long. Therefore, your CV for immigration should, in total be no more than 3 pages.

They don’t have time to read through 10-15 pages per CV and through 20 CVs on their desk. The ones that are more than 3 pages long and does not give them that key information up front to hook them, will be discarded, they simply are bored by it.

So, to summarize, your first tool, your strategic immigrant’s CV should be strategic as a specific CV for immigration, it should give the reader the key information that they are looking for within 6 seconds, and it should supply supporting information and should be no longer than 3 pages in total. That’s it – that is a strategic CV and it is the winning CV for immigrants.

In the next video, we are going to discuss your unique immigrant’s LinkedIn profile, which – for an immigrant – is very, very different to a general LinkedIn profile and should be used in conjunction with a strategic CV.

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I’ll see you in the next video.


11 thoughts on “CV For Immigration – Immigrant Job Tools Part 1”

  1. this will be my new guideline for my CV. thank u so much mrs. zarelsie van der merwe for the video. and hope I can contact you for help in strategy for finding jobs abroad or migration.

  2. Thank u so much fir this credible information. It’s an eye opener to me.
    I’m currently planning relocating over sea from South Africa to seek for better job opportunities. This will be a great help to me

  3. Hi Zarélsie, me and my Husband are looking for an opportunity to move abroad. He is in a wheelchair but has more than 10 years experience in Reception. He is currently working as a Logistics Administrator with more than 12 years at one company. I love being creative with woodworking. If yavehave any suggestions that might direct us on the right path, it will be highly appreciated!!! Thank you and God bless!!!

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